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Auction Yard Cafe

American, Cafe, Diner
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Highway 395, Alturas, CA
08:00 - 14:00
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Tue - Sun 08:00 - 14:00
Thu - Fri 17:00 - 19:30
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 May 2016 via mobile

If I hadn't read about this place before I came up on it, I would have surely missed out on a great time and even better meal. Hit it on auction day, so pickups pulling stock trailers were everywhere. Peeked in on the auction and even if I'd had my western wear on these "real" cowboy ranchers would have instantly... More 

Thank Michael B
Alturas, California
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10 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 February 2016

The auction Yard Café is one of the coolest places you can go in this area. It is actually in a working livestock auction building with all the appropriate aromas and other working decorations. The food is outstanding, all down home dishes with ample portions cooked like mama used to make. The friendly folks who run the place are great.... More 

Thank Don D
Susanville, California
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52 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 November 2014

We had heard about this place and finally got a chance to give it a try. Wow, this was delicious home cooking! The breakfast menu is fairly small, with the old standards. There was one omelet for $8.99, with a list of additions to choose from (including your choice of meat). I asked the waitress how many additions I could... More 

Thank Jan501
Issquah, United States
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 September 2014

We have stopped at the Modoc Auction Yard Cafe for breakfast every year for the last four years on our return from Reno. The food is great, the portions generous and the service top notch. I don't know how you could leave this place hungry. This is a working auction yard so if you're looking for a fancy place you'll... More 

Thank Bill L
Portland, Oregon
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 July 2014

Great breakfast. Mom in the kitchen, daughter serving, and the kids in Little League uniforms chowing down pancakes at the counter. Truly a locals stop and I now see why. Great friendly service, good food and generous portions. What's not to like? There was no sign when we were there but just go to the M odoc Auction Yard (red... More 

2 Thank Zagtraveller
Los Angeles, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 March 2014

We were up in Alturas taking care of some of the varmint problems and stopped in to the Auction Yard Cafe on a tip from a local the night before. The first morning we ate there, the weather was cold and blustery, so this breakfast really hit the spot. The eggs, bacon and hashbrowns were excellent, but their sausage patties... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 April 2013

Now this is a 4 out of five for Alturas, not the rest of the world. The Auction Yard is great for breakfast & lunch. The staff is friendly and the food is good, but the atmosphere... hey it's a working auction yard, what do you expect?

1 Thank CaliforniaMtngoat
California City, California
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 January 2013

you get your money's worth and you leave FULL! MY FAVORITE hashbrowns! with eggs or get their burger and fries!

2 Thank chantesinging
Alturas, California
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7 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 August 2012

if your super hungry and want a cowboy meal, this is the place to eat. while your eating you can see lots of the different brandings in this area. Food is excellent, and so is the staff, couldn't ask for a better eating experance.

1 Thank Betsy J
Sacramento, California
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 July 2012

We stopped here while enroute from Portland to Reno. We got there for lunch. We were told they are only open fro lunch and breakfast now. Our waitress was friendly and quick. Our group had chicken fried steak sandwich, enchilada, grilled cheese, and a burger. All food was very good and bountiful. Not often that parents, teenagers, and 4 year... More 

3 Thank ryanblonien

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
American, Cafe, Diner
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Good for
Cheap Eats
Open Hours
08:00 - 14:00
08:00 - 14:00
08:00 - 14:00
08:00 - 14:00
17:00 - 19:30
08:00 - 14:00
17:00 - 19:30
08:00 - 14:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Highway 395, Alturas, CA
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Alturas
This is an Real auction yard with a cafe up front. The very best breakfast I have ever had

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